Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

What a wonderful opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2012. We are reminded how powerful creature a human being is and how much we could achieve in this world physically and mentally.

The brain power and the gift of freedom that the mankind has been gifted, it is obvious that the choices we make are the choices that can separate us or can bring us together as one in these amazing games and beyond.

London 2012 is one of the examples that the human race can break their barriers, overcome their hurdles and become as one on the blue gem of the universe.

Well done!

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Classic: Lincoln Continental

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The SS-100-X presidential limo, custom-built by Hess and Eisenhardt, was possibly the most controversial car since the birth of the automobile. Based on a 1961 Lincoln Continental four-door convertible, it was the car that US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in, back in November 1963.

But the Continental was already the talk of the town before that ill-fated day. Luxury and elegance were the two most important factors for carmakers in the Sixties and you couldn’t get any more extravagant than this.

Cadillac was considered the daddy and every carmaker worth its salt was trying to better it. Produced by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company, the fourth-generation model spanning from 1961 to 1969 was one of the most sought after cars in the US. Body options were initially limited to a four-door saloon or a four-door convertible — the latter’s roof taking a leisurely 57 seconds to unfold. But it didn’t matter — they flew off showroom floors with 25,160 finding homes in the first year of production. Aimed at the rich and famous, Elvis and Frank Sinatra were often seen driving one.

Powering the big beauty was a choice of three V8s, the biggest being the 462ci (7.6-litre) unit mated to a standard three-speed automatic. A smaller 460ci (7.5-litre) and 430ci (7.0-litre) was also available. We’d probably scoff at the options that were available back then but they were way ahead of their time. An ice cold AC, an electric radio antenna, special interior trim and an automatic headlight dimmer were no laughing matter.

It also got power everything including windows, seats, brakes, steering and door locks. An electric clock, folding centre arm rests, lush carpeting and a seating capacity for six adults in total comfort was another reason people loved it. The Lincoln boasted an understated beauty and was the polar opposite of the types of flamboyant cars being produced at the time. When everyone else was lavishing their models with chrome and large tail fins, the hand-built Continental was dressed much more elegantly. There also wasn’t a two-tone paint job, which was common at the time, wearing instead far more carefully selected colours. Bermuda Blue was a popular choice and it added a touch of class, as did the stainless steel trim on the subtle body. It was still a rolling work of art and you couldn’t miss one as it rumbled down the road.

Accentuating its beauty was an egg-crate style grille, straight fenders and a long bonnet. However, the best-known feature about it was those suicide doors. People loved them but they weren’t intended as a design feature — they were just practical.

The Lincoln four-pointed star never looked so proud on the 1962 model year car. Debuting in 1939 and nine generations later, the Continental was laid to rest in 2002.

Paralympians Athletes Arrive In London

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Athletes competing in the Paralympics have begun jetting into Britain in large numbers, on what is expected to be the busiest day at Heathrow airport in the runup to the Games.

A spokesman for the airport said about 200 people, including around 80 wheelchair users, arrived on Wednesday morning, with a total of 2,100 Paralympics competitors and delegates expected throughout the day. Despite a nearby fire causing delays of 15-20 minutes in the first two hours of the day, he added, Paralympian arrivals were progressing "very smoothly".

Athletes touching down at Heathrow said they were pleased with the welcome they received. "I have been very well looked after and everyone is smiling," said Jan Apel, a 61-year-old SKUD 18 yachting competitor from New Zealand arriving at Terminal 3.

Colin Harrison, 51, the skipper of the Australian three-man Sonar yacht team who lost his right arm to cancer when he was 28, agreed. "We've had a fantastic welcome here at Heathrow with plenty of helpers around," he said.

More than 400 wheelchair users are expected to arrive at Heathrow on Wednesday and, while the airport has built specialist lifts and other facilities in preparation for the Paralympics, the challenge has been arguably biggest for the airlines flying in the athletes.

British Airways (BA) is transporting teams from 25 countries, including ParalympicsGB, who have been training abroad and are thought to be arriving next week. Along with the athletes, BA is also transporting around 300 wheelchairs and other sporting equipment.

"It has been a mammoth operation that we have been planning and preparing for since the 2008 Beijing Games, when we flew Team GB and ParalympicsGB home on a gold-nose aircraft," said BA's operations director, Andy Lord. "It is a privilege to fly thousands of athletes, their coaching teams and their sporting equipment into London for the Paralympic Games and follows on from the great service we delivered for the Olympic Games."

T Mobile And Orange Owner Everything Everywhere Given 4G OK

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T Mobile and Orange owner Everything Everywhere (EE) has had its bid to use existing airwaves to deliver next generation 4G services approved by telecoms regulator Ofcom.

Ofcom has announced the mobile phone operator will be allowed to offer services from Sept 11, although the actual timescale to roll out the new service is up to them.

The UK telecoms regulator said the benefits to customers was more considerable than any unfair advantage the company would have over rivals.

Ofcom added its decision had been influenced by the impending auction of 4G spectrum later this year, which will allow competing operators to offer 4G services from 2013.

'Everything Everywhere 1800 MHz licences would deliver significant benefits to consumers, and there is no material risk those benefits will be outweighed by a distortion of competition,' it said.

Competing phone firm Vodafone responded by saying it was 'shocked' Ofcom had come to this decision.

'The regulator has shown a careless disregard for the best interests of consumers, businesses and the wider economy through its refusal to properly regard the competitive distortion created by allowing one operator to run services before the ground has been laid for a fully competitive 4G market,' a statement from the company read.

A source told Sky News that EE intend to drop the T Mobile and Orange brands early in 2013 and will operate under the banner of Everything Everywhere.

Apparently new customers joining their service after October will join EE and eventually all customers would be transferred to this brand.

East African Education Foundation Fun Day 21 August 2012

East African Education Foundation invites you all to the EID FUN DAY on:

3rd EID DAY: TUESDAY 21/8/12  TIME: 3PM-9PM

VENUE: 31 FIFTH AVENUE, MANOR PARK, LONDON, E12 6DA

FEE: ADULTS £5.00, CHILDREN £2.00. 

COME AND ENJOY: UROJO, BOUNCE CASTLE, MISHKAKI, HINNA, OTHER MOUTH WATERING HOME CUISINE ETC.

THIS  EVENT IS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN (BOYS UP TO 12 YRS)

TEL. 07944723232

Swalah Ya Eid-el-Fitr Dar Es Salaam

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Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Mohammed Gharib Bilal, (wa tano kushoto) Rais Mstaafu wa Awamu ya pili, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, (wa sita kushoto) wakijumuika na waumini wa dini ya Kiislamu katika swala ya Sikukuu ya Eid Mubarak, iliyofanyika katika Viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja jijini Dar es Salaam jana asubuhi.
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Mohammed Gharib Bilal, akitoa salamu za Sikukuu ya Eid kwa waumini wa dini ya Kiislam, baada ya kushiriki katika swala ya Sikukuu ya Eid Mubarak, iliyofanyika katika Viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja jijini Dar es Salaam jana asubuhi.
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Mohammed Gharib Bilal, (wa pili kushoto) Rais Mstaafu wa Awamu ya pili, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, (wa tatu kushoto) wakijumuika na waumini wa dini ya Kiislamu katika swala ya Sikukuu ya Eid Mubarak, iliyofanyika katika Viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja jijini Dar es Salaam jana asubuhi.
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Mohammed Gharib Bilal, akiagana na Rais Mstaafu wa Awamu ya pili, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, baada ya kumalizika kwa swala ya Sikukuu ya Eid Mubarak, iliyofanyika katika Viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja jijini Dar es Salaam, jana asubuhi.
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Mohammed Gharib Bilal, akiagana na baadhi ya waumini wa dini ya Kiislam, wakati akiondoka katika viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja baada ya kumalizika kwa swala ya Sikukuu ya Eid Mubarak, jana asubuhi.Picha na Muhidin Sufiani – OMR.

Eid Prayer Timings For East African Education Foundation – East London

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INSHALLAH  Eid will be on Saturday 18th August 2012 or Sunday 19th August 2012. We cordially invite all Muslims to the Idd Prayers to be held at 31 Fifth Avenue, London E12 6DA.

Doors will open at 7.00 am for the prayers to start at 9.00 am

Please note there is a limited parking availability so you are advised to use public transport or park on nearby streets (pay and display)

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